Valencia is one of the most interesting cities in Spain, where harmoniously combines ancient architectural monuments and buildings of the future in a Futuristic style. Tourism in Valencia attracts everyone, who loves to spend time in a colorful city, close to the seaside, but without the traditional crowds of holidaymakers, like this accepted at more promoted resorts.
To make your vacation rich and exciting, but not tiring, we've prepared tips for tourists, who are planning to spend in this city a few days.
What to See
The main attractions of the city are mainly located in its central parts, so, you can walk around them, if you want. But, to save time and effort, - it's better to use the bike routes.
Valencia's tourist map helps you figure out, where to start journey. These're the Serranos towers, which many centuries ago served as part of fortifications of the city. The ancient winding streets will lead to the Cathedral, one of the main architectural monuments of the city.
Must-see, - Silk Exchange and Turia Park, which was previously a riverbed. For connoisseurs of Futuristic art and everyone, who wants to have a good time, - should go to the City of Arts and Sciences, created by the architect Santiago Calatrava.
How to Have Fun
The development of tourism in the modern world is unthinkable without rich leisure. For Valencia, a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences is suitable. Here, every visitor will find something to his liking. Cinemas and planetarium, laser show and oceanarium, Science Museum and opera performances, - all this prepares hospitable Valencia for tourists.
Football in the city is loved and appreciated no less, than in Barcelona or Madrid. You make sure of this, by visiting the football matches of the local team.
If you like a leisurely vacation in a picturesque place, where peace and quiet reigns, you should visit the Turia Park. In 1957, an artificial riverbed was created, to avoid floodings. Today, on the site of the former bottom, there is a picturesque park, that you can appreciate, while cycling.
Beach recreation areas are located within the city, they are comfortable, covered with shallow sand, have a convenient gently sloping entrance to the water. The coastline is spacious and wide, and, the beaches themselves, are equipped with everything you need to relax.
The best beaches in Valencia are Malvarrosa, El Cabanyal, Playa de Pinedo, El Saler. All beaches are suitable for families with small children. Recreation areas are equipped with showers, platforms for water attractions, sun loungers.
What to Eat
In small restaurants on the seaside and in cafes of the historic center, you can enjoy paella. This dish is recommended to try right here, so far, as, Valencia is his homeland. There are many paella recipes, but the most delicious are dishes, made from chicken and rabbit, mussels and seafood.
Valencia is a fishing region, so, we recommend tasting the various options of fish dishes as well as seafood - mussels, octopus, shrimp, seafood scallops.
Where to Buy Souvenirs and Gifts
Speaking all about Valencia for tourists, one cannot fail to mention shopping. For this, you can go to the souvenir shops in the old part of the city or visit the famous Central Market. There is a real abundance of all the products, that Valencia is: generous: fruits, cheeses, olives, seafood, wines and souvenirs.